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National Institutes of Health fund Colorado study of intermittent fasting


​AURORA – Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are looking for healthy adults who need to lose some weight.
 
They are planning the largest study yet of intermittent fasting.
 
It would provide more reliable evidence of whether fasting is a safe and effective alternative to more standard methods of weight control.
 
Dr. Victoria Catenacci, Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at UCHealth, will lead the study.
 
“We felt that there was a real gap in the scientific evidence to support intermittent fasting, and so we wanted to do a larger, longer-term study comparing intermittent fasting to our current standard of care for weight loss which is restricting calories every day,” Catenacci said. “We are currently looking for participants, healthy adults between the ages of 18 to 55, with a BMI, or body mass index, of between 27 and 45.”